Anthony Scaramucci’s 10-day stint at the White House made him one of the most polarizing figures on the American political scene. Initially applauded by Trump supporters for his hard-line stance against leakers, he fell out of favor soon after his dismissal due to his public attacks against the President and his advisers.
Now “The Mooch” had found his way back into headlines by taking aim at one of Trump’s most loyal allies in the media: Breitbart Chairman Steve Bannon.
Scaramucci took to the beloved liberal program The View to vent his frustrations with the Trump White House. He told the panel of left-wing celebs that he believes Bannon has “white nationalist” “tendencies.”
The former White House Communications Director himself posed the question: “Is [Bannon] a white nationalist?” Scaramucci’s answer: “He has those tendencies.” The Mooch went on to say “If you read Breitbart, there’s a lot of that white nationalist economic fervor.”
Scaramucci said Bannon is a “great speechwriter,” but accused him of possessing “a little bit of a Messianic complex.” He also called the Breitbart head one of the two most annoying people in the White House (the other being former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus).
According to Scaramucci, the tense relationship between the two men began when the financier-turned Communications Director traveled to Switzerland to offer a speech at the World Economic Forum.
This didn’t sit well with Bannon, who viewed the allegedly globalist organization as being in conflict with Trump’s “America First” agenda. Although Scaramucci was still not an official White House employee at the time of the speech, he was acting as a representative of the Trump’s transition team.
This isn’t the first time Scaramucci spoke out against Steve Bannon, who stepped down from his White House role of Chief Strategist less than a month after The Mooch’s departure.
In a vulgar interview with Ryan Lizza of the New Yorker, Scaramucci used sexually explicit language to denigrate Bannon, whom he accused of using the President to strengthen his own “brand.”
And Bannon isn’t the only rivalry Scaramucci chose to revisit during his appearance on The View. He called former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer “Liar Spice”and slammed Priebus as one of the most “unlikable” individuals in the West Wing.
Despite these attacks, Scaramucci maintained that he was not going to participate in feuds with other Republicans, specifically citing Spicer–who said Scaramucci was unqualified for his position.
“We have Republican-on-Republican crime all the time,” said the flamboyant billionaire financier. “The Democrats, maybe they don’t like each other, but they’re in solidarity. So what I could do right now is hit back at him, but I’m not going to hit back at him.”
Trump supporters on social media haven’t taken kindly to Scaramucci’s’ remarks.
Scaramucci is turning out even worse than I thought. What a lying backstabber and on The View, just wow. He's awful.
— Ms. Pickles (@MsPicklesP) September 22, 2017
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) September 22, 2017
Scaramucci thinks a "nationalist" (that is, an anti-globalist) and a "white nationalist" are the same thing. I hope Tucker has Bannon on.
— Election Fortifying Consultant (@MiloWear1A) September 22, 2017